Articles posted October 30, 2000

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Former TOBA President, Breeder Wimpfheimer Dies

During his five-term presidency of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Jacques D. Wimpfheimer oversaw probably the single most important happening in the history of the organization -- the introduction of graded stakes races in North America. Wimpfheimer, 82, died Oct. 28 at his home in Stonington, Conn.

Legal Protection for Interstate Simulcasting No Sure Thing

Members of the U.S. House and Senate last week approved an amendment to the Interstate Horse Racing Act that would clarify the legal status of simulcasting, commingled pools, and account wagering between state's with legalized pari-mutuel wagering. Despite the passage, however, legal protection for interstate simulcasting is far from assured.

Haskin's Report: Looking Back, Moving Forward

As we head into Breeders' Cup week, we have plenty to look back on and plenty still to look forward to until the big day this Saturday. The two marquee names, Fusaichi Pegasus and Riboletta, completed their final works on Sunday, and that same morning the announcement was made that defending European Horse of the Year Montjeu is on the plane and heading to Kentucky for the Turf (gr. I).

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